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Old 05-31-2014, 10:43 AM
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Re: Positioning jack stands on the WK2

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One thing to watch out for is the minimum height of these jacks. The 3 ton model has a min height of 11". That's too much for my Durango, not sure about the JGC. The 2 ton model is 8" min height.

Finally got around to checking out the clearance of the 3 ton jack stand combo (Powerbuilt 640912 N/A 3 Ton All-In-One Bottle Jack and Jack Stand - Build.com). I have the air suspension so in Off Road 2 there is plenty of clearance.
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Finally got around to checking out the clearance of the 3 ton jack stand combo (Powerbuilt 640912 N/A 3 Ton All-In-One Bottle Jack and Jack Stand - Build.com). I have the air suspension so in Off Road 2 there is plenty of clearance.
Those look cool and convenient.

I ended up picking up the Arcan 2.5 ton hybrid floor jack I found at a different Costco. The Northern Tool had the 3.5 ton model on sale for $139 (vs. Costco's price, when they have it, of ~$100), but I decided to go with the hybrid because it is 60 lbs vs 100 lbs. I sacrificed an inch of lift in the process, but the ~18" lift on the hybrid sufficed.

The biggest win came from using my cordless impact driver (not impact wrench) with a 1/2" socket adapter for the socket for the lug nuts. It's really not designed for the 100 ft-lbs of torque on the nuts and struggled for a couple seconds to get them started, but on the other hand I don't have to worry about overtorquing the nuts when done. Torque wrench confirmed there was still a quarter to half turn left to go to get 105 ft-lbs after the impact driver started hammering.

Major time saver, and no hoses to deal with.

BTW, thanks to all the replies I did indeed follow the owner's manual rotation pattern. It really only requires two jack stands to do this anyway.
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